Instagram Hashtag PowerUp: TextExpander

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A quick Instagram tip. I’m sure you know that hashtags are important for Instagram (Twitter too), they are one of the very few ways that people can actually find your Instagram account and help you stand out on Instagram. Instagram is also a platform which rewards hashtags and it’s okay to use quite a few of them (as long as they are relevant).

The only problem is, it can be a hassle to think up all the different hashtags to add and it can be time consuming to add all those hashtags. Well, I’ve got a little trick for you that will remove that thought process and save you time with your Instagram hashtags. It’s TextExpander (this is an iOS only app but I’ve got an android tip later so don’t worry! Just stay tuned.)

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Do We Need a Social Media Exodus?

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Recently, Joss Whedon—director of both Avengers films, creator of the Buffyverse, and nerd icon—left Twitter. Despite some early erroneous reports as to why he left, Whedon was quick to clear up the record: I just thought, Wait a minute, if I’m going to start writing again, I have to go to the quiet place….And this […]

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5 Marketing Lessons from Churches Around the World

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I recently went on a 37,000-mile prayer pilgrimage around the world. I discovered a world of prayer traditions across the Judeo-Christian faith family, including some of the weird uncles and crazy cousins. I’m fascinated by churches and marketing, so I made a point to take notes as I enjoyed the wild adventure. Here are a […]

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Social Media Conflict with Jay Kranda [Podcast #55]

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Twitter only allows 140 characters and places like Facebook and Google+ are not ideal places to discuss deep issues. But alas, it’s what we all do. So how do you deal with conflict that occurs on social media (because it will happen)? What happens when your church, ministry or nonprofit faces it? We have the Saddleback […]

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‘Captivology’ by Ben Parr [Saturday Morning Review]

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We live in a world where getting noticed is getting harder and harder. Whether we’re launching a start-up, trying to promote a book, or convincing people to read our blog, our targeted audience is bombarded with messages and information. How do you stand out from the crowds? Captivology (clever title by the way) is all about […]

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When Cartoons Start the Faith Conversation

From the episode, "Dipper vs. Manliness" from Disney Channel Original Series "Gravity Falls."

During my childhood, Sonic the Hedgehog challenged me on the issue of where my confidence rested. During college, Timmy Turner of “The Fairly OddParents” showed me that not everything you wish and desire for your life is necessarily beneficial. During my late 20’s, Dipper Pines of “Gravity Falls” challenged me on the topic of Manhood. And during […]

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3 Awesome Reading Apps for Web Content

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If you are anything like me, you love reading articles online. I mean, I enjoy learning everyday, and the idea of having the experience and insight of millions of people sharing their expertise on the internet it is very exciting.  But I am also aware that there is tons and tons of content that I […]

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UnProgrammed: 03 Ask For Help When You Don’t Know

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There is a theorem in Computer Science called “Ask An Expert,” which unlike other theorems that rely on algorithms and experiments, this one simply relies on focusing on finding the answer instead of trying to figure it out. My experience with church tech social media groups and forums is that we love to talk, but […]

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